Category Archives: Spoonbill

Spoonbills At A Dike

This dike road has a sharp drop to the water. To get a good look around you need to stick your head down and around the brush. Tricky doings here.

Spoonbills At A Dike
Spoonbills At A Dike

The reward was a small group of Spoonbill. I had seen a few fly to the spot however I thought maybe two would be here.

Spoonbills At A Dike
Spoonbills At A Dike
Spoonbills At A Dike
Spoonbills At A Dike

They were slowing making their way along the waters edge, heading down to a cut where we couldn’t photograph them easily. The water was a good depth for them finally.

Spoonbills, ACE Basin

This group of Roseate Spoonbills moved around the edge of this marsh, staying in a cut, for a few days.

Spoonbills, ACE Basin
Spoonbills, ACE Basin

One end of this cut is hard to get into, a nice private place for them to roost. However this location is open and an easy place to stand off and shoot.

Spoonbills, ACE Basin
Spoonbills, ACE Basin
Spoonbills, ACE Basin
Spoonbills, ACE Basin

They moved around the corners here giving us flight shots. In fairness the length of the flight was short, they were slow.

Spoonbills, ACE Basin
Spoonbills, ACE Basin
Spoonbills, ACE Basin
Spoonbills, ACE Basin

 

Spoonbill, Finding Something To Eat

Because they dig in the mud, sift through the bottom sediment, it’s probably better to not know what they find.

Spoonbill, Finding Something To Eat
Spoonbill, Finding Something To Eat
Spoonbill, Finding Something To Eat
Spoonbill, Finding Something To Eat

If you look close below you may see something even he didn’t want to eat.

Spoonbill, Finding Something To Eat
Spoonbill, Finding Something To Eat

Roseate Spoonbill.